Member Bios

Joseph Kubala, APSA, PPSA

Joseph Kubala, APSA, PPSA

I am a life-long resident of Superior, Wisconsin … located on the western most tip of Lake Superior. I was introduced to photography in junior high and it has become a passion of mine.

I currently serve as the Vice-President of the Duluth-Superior Camera Club. I have been a member of the Duluth-Superior CC, North Central Camera Club Council and PSA for the past twenty years.

I am an active exhibitor in PSA PID and PJ exhibitions. I was awarded my PPSA earlier this year. I currently serve as the Director of the PSA photojournalism division Inter-club competitions and now administrator of DD 59 / Sports.

I have had the honor of judging photo competitions at a local, regional and national level. I was honored to serve as one of three judges for the 2014 PSA Youth Showcase photography contest.

My photography interests over the last several years of shooting have concentrated on photojournalism subjects and all types of sporting events. I also actively shoot the local shipping industry in the harbor. I’ve been building a file of images of the Great Lakes and foreign vessels that call on the Ports of Duluth and Superior. My vessel images can be viewed at marinetraffic.com.




Phil Zolla

Phil Zolla

Hello, I am Phil…. I am a hobby photographer with my favorites being sports, landscapes, and astrophotography .. been doing it for a little while now and enjoy it immensely when I am not working.. :)

I have been a canon shooter all my life. I have a Canon 6D for my landscapes and a Canon 7D for sports, with many lenses..




Diane Brown

Bio Coming Soon . . .




Bruce Benson

Bruce Benson

Name: Bruce Benson
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Age: 72
Occupation: Retired, 32 years elementary PE teacher Tacoma School District;
Owner/Director "Benson Soccer USA" international soccer tours and soccer camps. We took over 1000 young soccer players around the world to participate in tournaments and training camps. Countries visited, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, England, Russia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil.

My interest in photography began around 2004 photographing my grandkids' soccer games and making posters for them. IN 2005 a visit to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge sparked my interest in wildlife and long lenses. My first entry into a PSA competion ,the NW International Exhibition of Photography resulted in a gold medal Best of Show image and I was hooked. I started studying Photoshop and used the internet to find the best locations for wildlife. My sports photography was providing some income selling posters to soccer players allowing me to purchase a 100-400 lens and a Canon 20D camera. Selling my beloved Mazda Miata sports car
provided the money to by a 400 2.8. My travels around the world provided the opportunity to photograph images for soccer tournaments in Sweden, Denmark Spain Uganda and England for use in their brouchures. In Sweden, I met the editor of Svenskdam Fotboll, a national magazine for female soccer.

I have been providing images and articles for him including covering the womens world cup in Vancouver.




Karl Hokanson, EPSA

Karl Hokanson, EPSA

I work as an architect and live in Port Washington, WI. I got back into photography a short time ago thanks to a friend at the office who shot sports cars, one of my first loves. And, with the Road America track just 30 miles away, I got hooked again. This time, however, another guy at the office raced bicycles (road, mountain and cyclocross) so I had another subject between car races. Shooting the cyclists and biking myself,I found I liked showing the expressions of amateur athletes who play and work at their sport for the love of the sport and competition. I have now also branched out to rugby and some track. I shoot Nikon so my son and I can trade equipment.




Group Admin

Gerald Emmerich, HonPSA, GMPSA

Gerald Emmerich, HonPSA, GMPSA

Gerry joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1979, and his service to the Society has covered many positions, including Chapters Committee Chair; International Conference Committee Equipment Chair, Chapters Showcase Director, Photo Travel TOPS Director, PSA Wisconsin Chapter Chair, and Region Director for PSA Region 21. In 2001 Gerry was awarded PSA's Region Director of the Year award; in 2003 he was the recipient of PSA's Stuyvestant Peabody Memorial Award; and in 2012 he received the prestigious PSA President's Award. Gerry served on the PSA Board of Directors as PSA Conventions Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and served as PSA Secretary and member of the PSA Executive and Finance Committees from 2009 to 2013.

Gerry has been a member of the Image Makers Camera Club since 1975. He has served as the chairman for the Image Makers International Exhibition (Wisconsin Circuit) since 1996, and he presents all of the shows for the Wisconsin Circuit. He is also a charter member of the East Troy Viewfinders and has served as chairman for the Viewfinders International Exhibition (North Star Circuit) since 2001.

Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions - Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel, and he has been a TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003. He has over 6,100 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 34 best of show awards. Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA's Who's Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions, and was first in the world in projected photojournalism in 2011. His photos of Hawaii were featured in the "Distinctive Image" article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy calendars from 1992 through 2009.




Ahmed Abdel Hamid, QPSA

Ahmed Abdel Hamid, QPSA

• Interested in photography years ago , but i brought my first DSLR Camera in 2012 , it was NIKON
D3200 .
• Now it’s upgraded to NIKON D610 and SONY a6000 ( Mirrorless ) .
• The most interesting photography to me is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and products .
• Participated in international awards ( Al Thani Award & Austria competition )
• Member of the Egyptian Photographer group .
• Member of Qatar photography club .